LIGHTING RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
Penn State University – Lighting courses are offered under the Architectural Engineering program. Theatrical Lighting is also offered at the University through the College of Arts and Architecture.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – A Master’s Degree in Lighting is offered through Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center.
The LightRight Consortium – Human factors and productivity issues are studied by this joint industry-government research program.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Research related to energy efficiency and lighting is partly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The U.S. Department of Energy – Research projects in lighting include new lighting sources as well as knowledge that helps the lighting industry to tackle those technology problems that are beyond the means of any individual company.
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The Institute for Research in Construction – Current projects address office lighting quality, atrium performance, automatic and manual lighting controls, daylighting, skylight design, and spectral effects.
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) – IES is the official technical society of the lighting industry. Test procedures, recommended practices and the major reference book for the industry, The Lighting Handbook, are a few of the functions of this group.
International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI) – The International Landscape Lighting Institute encompasses all aspects of landscape lighting design and education. The Institute offers educational courses, providing a place that designers can look to for information to help them on their projects, and preserves historical information about landscape lighting.